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Lifetime Repertoires: Chebanenko Slav
Does anyone know the content of the course and has any opinion on that? I play the QGD and the QGA but always been somehow interested at the Chebanenko. I don't play it because I feel it is slightly p...

Started 09/23/20 at 10:57:39 by tapchess
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By: alyechin
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Slav with 3.e3
If white wants to play the Slow Slav with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 (not that white should want to play this, but many whites inexplicably do), is there anything wrong with playing 3.e3 first? An...

Started 04/16/20 at 19:54:14 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: kylemeister
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The line that killed the Slav
Today we saw the line that killed the Slav in an important Candidate's game between Ding Liren (0/2) against Fabiano Caruana (1.5/2) in round 3 that went 1-0.
The famous line 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 (h...

Started 03/19/20 at 16:30:31 by trw
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By: Jack Hughes
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Why is the Classical Slav played so rarely?
I wonder why the classical Slav is played so rarely nowadays. It seems to me a perfectly reasonable choice against 1.d4 very solid and providing counter-chances as well. The number of games played in ...

Started 10/25/14 at 09:50:58 by tapchess
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By: trw
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slav with f3
What is the following line called? And how should black play against it? I searched for it and didn't really find anything and it doesn't seem totally bad for white.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.nc3 nf6 4.f...

Started 07/25/19 at 23:11:48 by kevinfat
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By: kevinfat
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winawer gambit
what is current feeling on d4 d5 c4 c6 nc3 e5???

Started 05/06/05 at 17:02:08 by eric moskow (Guest)
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By: Jupp53
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4.Qc2
I play the 4.Qc2 Slav according to "Wojo's Weapons". Do you know if there is any other (white repertoire) book or article that advocates this move?

Started 04/22/17 at 10:38:02 by TD
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By: TD
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Getting into Slav via 1. ... Nf6
Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong forum; this forum seemed like a better fit than d-pawn specials.
One often sees players getting into the QGD via 1. ... Nf6, 2. ... e6, and 3. ... d5....

Started 09/09/09 at 06:35:52 by Jeffrey
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By: Straggler
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Slav 4... Qb6
Hi, could anyone advise me a book or a survey about this line of the Slav: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Cf3 Cf6 4. Cc3 Db6. Kamsky used to play it, but I could not find anything about it, not even a name (Suc...

Started 12/16/16 at 20:17:59 by nocteus
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By: nocteus
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Classical Slav Repertoire Book Options
Hello everybody,
I plan to return playing tournament chess after giving a few years break.
I will play main line Slav against 1.d4. Previously I was studying James Vigus's Play The Slav book...

Started 11/25/16 at 10:57:36 by Kubi
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By: Kubi
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....e5 or c5 break?
What is usually the best break in slav, e5 or c5? Which one give more winning chances...
thx

Started 04/29/16 at 20:31:55 by Tibor
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By: ErictheRed
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Die Slawische Verteidigung
Hello, does anybody of you guys (or girls) have "Die Slawische Verteidigung - Ein modernes Repertoire" von  Martin Breutigam, a ChessBase DVD?
Comments? Index of variations?

Started 10/06/15 at 18:49:04 by TD
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By: BlackBeauty
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Exchange Slav recommendations
Hi,
I have the (old) book "The Exchange Variation of the Slav" by Silman and Donaldson. It's no surprise that Black has various routes to equality in almost all lines. I'm just trying to pick out...

Started 12/01/15 at 16:49:00 by kevinludwig
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By: kylemeister
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D12 Slow Slav
I would appreciate any resource (book, magazine or online) references with up-to-date material, especially form White perspective, of D12 Slow Slav (4 e3, Bf5).
Thanks, CMA

Started 09/26/15 at 03:23:54 by cma6
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By: cma6
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Poll: Grandmaster Repertoire 17 – The Classical Slav
In early 2014 Black players will have complete repertoire written by Boris Avrukh, Olympiad gold medalist and former World Junior Champion, in The Classical Slav which "provides a sound and active rep...

Started 12/27/13 at 17:57:11 by rossia
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By: cma6
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Hector's big move in the Main Line Slav
Advertised in the latest New In Chess Yearbook. What's it all about then?

Started 01/17/10 at 12:15:02 by Justinhorton
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By: CarriedbyGg
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Nf3 Exchange Slav: should I choose this opening?
Hello.
I’m thinking about picking the Nf3 Exchange Slav as my answer to the Slav.
I start with 1. Nf3, so if I choose the Exchange Slav I will need to play the old main line (1. d4 d5 2. c4 ...

Started 07/09/15 at 20:52:44 by Marc Benford
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By: Marc Benford
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Slow Slav : 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 a6!?
Hello.
In the Slow Slav, after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3, is the move 4... a6 playable for Black?
If White answers with 5. Nc3, we transpose into the Chebanenko/Chameleon.
So p...

Started 12/13/14 at 05:35:22 by Marc Benford
3 4002 Last Post 05/27/15 at 15:33:03
By: TN
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Choose between 7...Dc7 and 7...Sb6 in Slaw
I never could find a definite answer between what the difference is theoretically between 7...Dc7 or 7...Sb6 in this position:


Started 04/10/15 at 21:06:29 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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By: fling
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books and sources on the slav with 7...Sb6
I want to learn the following variation:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Nb6 *
Sources, which I considered to buy:

Sakaev: "the complete Sl...

Started 02/19/15 at 21:45:39 by 986
6 3953 Last Post 02/21/15 at 22:12:47
By: fling
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